The different terroirs
1/ The Lévois hillsides
All around Sainte-Foy-la-Grande our plots are located on hillsides at an altitude of 80 to 100 metres. Only the slopes and plateaus, mostly made up of clay-limestone and gravel soils, are used for vine growing. The white and red grape varieties naturally find their balance on this terroir which benefits from a temperate oceanic climate characterised by mild temperatures and average rainfall. This terroir allows us to obtain characterful red wines with a very attractive structure.
2/ The Gensac hillsides
Dedicated primarily to the production of red wines, the gensac hillsides are made up of gravelly slopes overlooking the Dordogne and clay-limestone soils located on either side of the Durèze and Soulège valleys. The central plateau, composed of very fine siliceous soil, is reserved for white grape varieties. Here, we produce fruity and full-bodied wines.
On this same hillside we also have plots situated on limestone rock where the terroir is identical to that of Saint-Emilion and allows us to obtain wines of great finesse.
“It is a very good terroir, with the same rock typology as the Saint-Emilion and Saint-Emilion Grands Crus” – Nicolas Sudrie, Technical Viticultural Advisor.